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Topping out ceremony marks high point for UWE’s new engineering building

September 20, 2019
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Topping out ceremony marks high point for UWE’s new engineering building

UWE’s new multi-million pound engineering building has moved a step closer to completion with a ceremony to mark construction reaching its highest point. Due to be completed next summer, the landmark building is next to the £55m Bristol Business School – which opened last year – on the university’s...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to “take bold action” over climate change

September 20, 2019
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to “take bold action” over climate change

The organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with more than 450 chambers across the world to sign up to an international agreement to tackle climate change. Business West, which also runs the Bristol Initiative, said its commitment to the International Chambers of Commerce Chambers Climate Coalition...

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CBRE Bristol appoints new regional head of valuations

September 18, 2019
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CBRE Bristol appoints new regional head of valuations

Richard Crane has joined the Bristol office of global real estate advisory firm CBRE as a director in its valuations team covering the South West and South Wales. Richard, pictured, is responsible for investment valuations across all sectors of commercial property on behalf of institutional clients such as asset...

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University’s £300m Enterprise Campus will usher in new ways of linking with local communities

September 13, 2019
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University’s £300m Enterprise Campus will usher in new ways of linking with local communities

The University of Bristol launched a new consultation exercise on the plans for its £300m-plus Temple Quarter campus this week with the promise to make it as inclusive as possible to benefit neighbouring communities. The Enterprise Campus on a derelict seven-acre site alongside Temple Meads railway station will usher...

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Renewable electricity deal major step on journey towards carbon neutral status, says Bristol Airport

September 13, 2019
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Renewable electricity deal major step on journey towards carbon neutral status, says Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has switched to a 100% renewable electricity supply in what it described as “a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint”. Under the three-year agreement with Danish global renewable energy supplier Ørsted, the airport’s annual electricity use of 17m kWh will be powered entirely by renewable sources. Electricity...

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New senior partner to take up post at property group Alder King

September 10, 2019
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New senior partner to take up post at property group Alder King

Independent South West property consultancy Alder King has elected Simon Price as its new senior partner. He will succeed Martyn Jones, who is stepping down after more than 10 years in the role on November 1. Simon, pictured, joined the Bristol-headquartered firm as a graduate surveyor in 1988 and...

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Bright future for innovative industrial testing firm as it outgrows Bristol’s science hub

September 6, 2019
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Bright future for innovative industrial testing firm as it outgrows Bristol’s science hub

Inductosense, the Bristol scale-up specialising in ultrasonic non-destructive testing, is heading for more growth after becoming the first firm to ‘graduate’ from the city’s pioneering Unit DX biotech hub. The firm, which has secured investment of more than £2m, this year has relocated to a nearby 5,000 sq ft...

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Thrings Bristol team helps Wiltshire property developer build its portfolio

September 4, 2019
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Thrings Bristol team helps Wiltshire property developer build its portfolio

Experts in the Bristol office of law firm Thrings have helped an award-winning building company continue its fast-paced growth by securing funds for a new housing development in a Wiltshire village. Stonewood Builders, which specialises in high-specification refurbishment, conversion and new build projects, has secured the funding through Housing...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI claims. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers...

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Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – said firms were...

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Acting head of construction at Gregg Latchams appointed to post on permanent basis

August 27, 2019
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Acting head of construction at Gregg Latchams appointed to post on permanent basis

Bristol-headquartered law firm Gregg Latcham has appointed David Morris as its new head of construction in recognition of his strong performance as acting head for the past seven months. David, pictured, has worked at the firm for just over five years and has a wide range of construction experience...

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